• Unhelpful (unregistered)

    How much will it cost to print off an entire reel of film with an inkjet printer? Is it done in reel time?

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb) in reply to Unhelpful

    That's a reely hard question to answer, you know.

    And there probably is only one exit 6.8 miles along the highway from where the directions want us to get on. And like all other exits from US highways, it goes to a place called Exit.

    Just like in France, where all exits from the autoroutes go to a place called Sortie.

  • doubting_poster (unregistered)

    OMG, should have put a spoiler warning before showing the intro text on the new Star Wars film!

    "Luke descends to the planet of Boot Failure, to insert the legendary System Disk and press the rod of Enter"

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb)

    I have nothing good to say about spam bots. Scourge of the modern world. Sigh.

  • Spambot (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    You're welcome.

  • The_Quiet_One (nodebb)

    The San Francisco one makes sense, actually. San Francisco Intl is very close in proximity to San Jose, and is often used as an airport into the area. It's like asking if you want to fly to Chicago Midway or O'Hare, or Newark, JFK, or La Guardia. Not really a WTF IMO.

  • Thaumatechnician (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    ...and all the bridges in Québec are named after some guy Pont.

  • Wolf (unregistered)

    About 3 years ago Altium had a press release saying that they where relocating from Sydney Australia to the heart of Silicon Valley... San Diego, California.

  • Howard Richards (google)

    Well done Mike G for the subtle joke in the title of the last item - bet most people missed it!

  • Quite (unregistered) in reply to doubting_poster

    "... press the rod of Enter."

    Oooh, Matron!

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb) in reply to Thaumatechnician

    Yeah, they're like that in France, too.

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered)

    The Real Real WTF is that Stemmons Freeway is another name for I35E. So you take the exit toward Exit to stay on the freeway you were on. Start button to shut down, anyone?

    And it's one of my personal gripes when an interstate highway, or another highway that is well known locally by its number, is referred to by its honorary street name. Here in another big city in Texas, even the locals barely know half of those names.

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered) in reply to Quite

    Oh, baby! Here come the hot proxyDHCP offers!

    And I am disappointed that we were not shown more information about Currently Unemployed, Inc. At least tell us their stock symbol!

  • DC (unregistered)

    I'm from the UK and was driving along an interstate near Chicago last week and the Sat Nav told me to take the exit towards Cash, which I thought was a bit odd. Turns out Cash was an exist to pay cash at the toll booth instead of using the electronic auto-reader thing.

  • Herby (unregistered)

    Yes, SJC (San Jose) and SFO (San Francisco) are in the same vicinity. If you live between them (as I do), sometimes you don't worry much when selecting flights. Back before "SillyCon Valley" existed (the 70's), they were both listed under San Francisco in the "Official Air Guide" (a book that listed all the flights, published monthly). Of course then San Francisco was a larger city. San Jose (now the 10th largest city in the USA) surpassed it a bunch of years ago.

  • Steve (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    Whereas in Germany they all go to Ausfahrt, which amused my 11-year-old self no end (whereas I'm now old and mature and still laugh at it)

  • k_g (unregistered) in reply to I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯

    Yeah, same here in California. Google maps insists on using the names nobody knows instead of just "the $freeway_number" like everyone says

  • Tom (unregistered) in reply to The_Quiet_One

    I had the same reaction to the San Francisco / San Jose thing - until I looked more closely at the screenshot and realized they had searched for San Diego

  • muteKi (unregistered) in reply to Tom

    check again. departing vs. arriving. easy mistake, but that is not a wtf.

  • Joakim (unregistered) in reply to Steve

    In Sweden, you would similarly get off on an avfart. But if you then want to get from the connecting road to your destination, such as a gas station, you would need to look for an infart.

  • Sam (unregistered)

    Isn't that film the classic IT war film, DOS Boot?

  • JohnAdriaan (unregistered)

    I thought the DMCA frowned on taking pictures inside a cinema. Is that screen copyright? Can the photographer be sued? Should they be worried?

  • dime (unregistered)

    Take exit toward Exit actually is probably correct, as anyone who has been to Dallas can tell you.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Tom

    No, they're leaving from San Diego.

  • Misc (unregistered)

    The San Francisco/San Jose matter is reasonable: they're both in the Bay Area, only about 35 miles from each other (just three hours' drive if it's rush hour or a weekend night or there's fog). TRWTF is that these are search results for San Diego,which unlike the other two, is not a suburb of Silicon Valley.

  • LzzrdBorth (unregistered) in reply to I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯

    The Real Real WTF is that Stemmons Freeway is another name for I35E. So you take the exit toward Exit to stay on the freeway you were on. Start button to shut down, anyone? Well, better than "Exit I35E around mile 455 into Hickory Creek Arm"

    And it's one of my personal gripes when an interstate highway, or another highway that is well known locally by its number, is referred to by its honorary street name. Here in another big city in Texas, even the locals barely know half of those names.

    Yes and no. In Houston "Southwest Freeway" tell you something, even though that stretch oh I-69 runs through Cleveland But.... I lived in Austin for years without knowing "MOPAC" is Texas route 1

  • Scarlet_Manuka (nodebb) in reply to I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯

    And it's one of my personal gripes when an interstate highway, or another highway that is well known locally by its number, is referred to by its honorary street name.

    Interesting. We tend to have exactly the opposite problem here: Google often lapses into giving the route numbers, which nobody knows, instead of the highway names, which everyone knows. Obviously a cultural difference and I guess it's not easy for Google to keep track of what everyone uses, but it's puzzling that it's often not consistent within a single set of directions.

  • David Nuttall (google) in reply to k_g

    The busiest highway in North America (and often the world) is The Queen's Ontario Highway 401, officially called the MacDonald-Cartier Freeway, but pretty much everybody calls it "The 401", sometimes Highway 401. If you ask someone in Toronto where the MacDonald-Cartier Freeway is, you are likely to get a blank state before the person names one of the other freeways in the area (400, 427, 404, Don Valley Parkway (Don Valley Parking Lot during rush hour), Gardener Expressway, Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)) or even the 407 toll road! If you know that McDonald-Cartier Freeway is the 401, you are 1) a trivia buff, 2) involved in road construction or maintenance, or previously lived in Kingston, Ontario where the name is emphasized. At least Google Maps calls it Highway 401.

    "Oh! You mean the 401. Why didn't you just say so? Yeah, you just go up this road a few kilometres and you can't miss it."

  • parkrrrr (unregistered) in reply to LzzrdBorth

    When I were your age, the Southwest Freeway was US 59, and we liked it.

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